Great article on Bynum. Could it be Thursday marks the return of the beast? It looks that way.

O.C. Register: Andrew Bynum is coming back, perhaps as soon as Thursday night against Denver.

Just as those “Banging with Mbenga” T-shirts were starting to take off, too. (It’s just as well, because it doesn’t take a wordsmith to realize those shirts should say: “Mbanging with Mbenga.” Maybe as a tribute, Bynum will go out there Thursday night with “MBYNUM” on his back.)

Just in watching Bynum do his thing in a pregame workout session with Lakers assistant coach Brian Shaw on Sunday night, anyone would conclude that Bynum can do pretty much whatever he is needed. He is pain-free and if this were the postseason would undoubtedly be playing right now.

He’s fully capable of helping right now, too. Phil Jackson, hardly Pollyanna when it comes to this sort of thing, allowed that Bynum was “kind of the dominant force in there” in his 5-on-5 work at practice Saturday.

Bynum knows he’s basically ready to roll. You could see it in the big smile on his face Sunday. But Jackson wants a controlled atmosphere for Bynum to get off to a confidence-building start in his return. No way will he bring Bynum back first in a road game, and Jackson is even a little uneasy about whether Denver – the league’s No. 6 scoring team – plays too up-tempo a game for Bynum to be altogether comfortable Thursday night.

But Denver isn’t a superfast team anymore. It’s a perfectly fine setting for Bynum to come back – not rushing, but not delaying too much.

Continue reading ‘Wait til you see Andrew Bynum’

  • gugy

    Boy, this is getting old.

  • http://www.visionofthefans.com Chris Manning

    Why is getting old? He is ready to go – this is great news!

  • WifelovesLuke

    Let it go Chris Manning. gugy is just a hater and doesn’t understand that this injury just wasn’t as serious as last year and his return WAS inevitable. The question everyone wants to know is how effective will he be right out the gate? I guess we get to see sooner than later. I, for one, am excited about the playoffs and a possible first round match up with Mavs. They don’t have an answer for Pau and Drew down in the post. Who’s next?

  • http://www.visionofthefans.com Chris Manning

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    Exactly. There is no more “if” anymore, but all “when”.

    And that “when” is between today and Friday.

  • LAKing

    The full Lakers arsenal that they possess will be unleashed in the playoffs. Every team that’ll face the Lakers in the playoffs will find themselves in a nightmare.

  • deafdefiant

    I’m excited and very please to see him ready. If he is ready i say put him on the court. I admit i’m not qualified to question PJ’s expertise in these matters so i won’t but he will have to answer the reporters if we lose in Sactown. I hope he makes the right decision is all. Lets Go Lakers!

  • Myself

    Lets get it cracking Lake Show. Big Bynum is coming back and with L.O. back on the bench they should be a team to be reckoned with. East and West…watch out the Lakers are about to be at full strength and they are eying that Championship. In Ludacris words “Move B***ch Get Out The Way”!

  • http://TheLakersNation.info Billy Kupchak

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    and you’re being quite mature in your childish remarks! :cool:

  • Anthony

    I get a similar feeling to that of opening presents on Christmas! Weeeee!

    Sorry :o

  • paulpierce_best

    beat la beat la beat la

  • Jason

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    It appears, as the Lakers have improved and Boston has started it’s slow decent from the top, that you are reduced to simply “beat la”. Hardly worthy of a championship team. But then again, you know as well as I know Boston isn’t going any where this season and made quite clear by your comments ;)

  • lainok

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    you need to be more worried as to whether or not boston is going to even make it out of the first or second round, let alone get to the finals to play L.A. Our lakers have a 10 game lead on the next closest team. Considering the 9th seeded team in our confrence that wont even make the playoffs would be a 4th seed in your confrence, and Boston still can’t get first place? Celtics fan’s have a lot more to worry about than coming on here to chant “beat l.a.”!

  • gugy

    Why you are all whining about my remark?
    I am not a hater at all.

    If you look at the amount of articles about Bynum coming back on TLN recently it just get’s boring and old.
    We all know he is coming back any day now, we just do not need several articles stating the same thing over and over.

    I am excite as the next guy of his return. Just stating the obvious here.
    Grow up b•tches…

  • lakers2009champions

    you need to be more worried as to whether or not boston is going to even make it out of the first or second round, let alone get to the finals to play L.A. Our lakers have a 10 game lead on the next closest team. Considering the 9th seeded team in our confrence that wont even make the playoffs would be a 4th seed in your confrence, and Boston still can’t get first place? Celtics fan’s have a lot more to worry about than coming on here to chant “beat l.a.”!

    — dude bostons making ecf they could make finals but wont beat us if they do .. they wont be out 1st round or 2nd..

  • Sean All Ivy

    Baby Bynum getting back in action! CHAMPIONSHIP!

  • FLUKE

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    Nothing is for sure yet. We don’t even know for sure whether Lakers are for sure for the finals. There are other teams so you can’t just automatically think we got this. Every team will play hard against us and try to upset the best team in the NBA. Same goes to the Cavs and Boston because there are teams out there that are just focusin on a upset.

  • LakersFirst

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    I love the Beat L.A. Chant.

    ONLY THE LAKERS could be so feared that other cities have to create a Beat L.A. chant. No other city has this!!

    I, living in L.A. and a true Laker fan, am honored to hear this chant. The entire NBA fears the Lakers!!!

  • Mitch4Pres

    andrew bynum will eat our competition in the playoffs

  • SPANKDATCELTICAZZ

    WOW!!! THE CELTIC FANS SURE ARE NERVOUS! I GUESS THEY REALIZE THEY WOULDN’T HAVE THEIR ASTERISK* CHAMPIONSHIP IF BYNUM HAD BEEN IN THE FINALS! JUST LET YOUR BLACK MEN IN “BOSTON” EAT THEIR PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY SANDWICHES AND YELL THEIR PRIMAL SCREAMS(BROTHER BLUSTER), BECAUSE NOBODY, ESPECIALLY CLEVELAND, BELIEVES THAT HYPE ANYMORE!

  • ozzy1370

    Were RAFNER AT punk A@# bi##ch!!!!!

  • Austin

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    LA BEAT BOSTON LA BEAT BOSTON LA BEAT BOSTON,

    EAT IT PIERCE YOUR DONE, rondo just turned ankle, garnett is a has been and ray allen will fail. Get ready for another 23 years before you win another championship suckas!

  • PAUL PIERCE IS THE GREATEST

    I THINK I JUST SHIT MY PANTS =(

    LAKERS STILL SUCKKK!

  • AllthewayLA

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    articles are just updates b:tch. you are not obliged to read it, if you are tired and bored then stop reading and stop posting. stups!

  • gugy

    Fu-ck yoy bi-tch

  • AllthewayLA

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    WHATEVER! haha

  • diehardfan

    Since when does the news of Bynum coming back create hostility amongst Laker fans? Or maybe some of you may not be. Who cares. All I know is that I am so pumped up right now.

    Has everyone forgot where we were at last year at this time? Even then we were all saying, “if we are tough now without Bynum wait till next year” Well, here it is! This is next year. I am just drolling at the idea of Bynum playing alongside Gasol like it has been meant to be. Let’s do this! Everyone has been saying that the Spurs are contenders. Well, they don’t have manu anymore not even for the playoffs. We are going to the Championship and we will win it all this year. The Celtics are too old and Lebron cannot hit a jump shot to save his life. Well at least not the type of consistent jump shooting that is required and that Kobe can deliver.

  • YellowPurpleFever

    HELL YEAH, Thats Great news. Check those GUNS out. Mychael Thompson would be proud.

  • SPANKDATCELTICAZZ